Close call for six in accident
SIX PEOPLE HAD to be rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after a serious accident yesterday.
The accident, which occurred around noon on the Arch Hall section, Ronald Mapp Highway, St Thomas, involved two vans.
The driver of one van was Ruth Parris of 5th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael, who is reported to be in her mid-50s, and passengers were Irvine Scantlebury, 54, of Belgrave Land, Grazettes, St Michael, Sheldine McConney, 49, of 8th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael, and Shirley Leacock, 67, of 5th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael.
Hours before the accident, the occupants of this vehicle were at Pickering Field, St Lucy, picking green peas.
The other driver was Margaret Greenidge of Six Roads, St Philip, who is reportedly in her 50s. Her passenger was Peter Brathwaite, 40, of Belle Road No. 1, My?Lord’s Hill, St Michael.
A team from the Barbados Fire Service extracted both drivers from their vehicles using the Jaws of Life equipment. (AH)